Brie en croute with caramelized pear and beer Recipe
Brie en croute with caramelized pear and beer
Flavors of Quebec
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

As its name suggests, Éphémère Poire is an ephemeral ale that comes and goes with the seasons. It was developed as a series of features a seasonal fruit in a refreshing, lightly spiced white ale. The label depicts a fairy, an ephemeral spirit associated with fruits picked at the peak of ripeness during each harvest season. She first appeared in the spring of 2001 and has since been celebrated on a variety of seasonal fruit ales featuring apple, cranberry, blackcurrant, peach, raspberry ad cherry.

In 2015, Unibroue adds a new flavor to Éphémère portfolio offering beer lovers a pear version.

 If you don't have the possibility to buy Unibroue Ephemere Pear, replace it with a light fruity beer. You may find pear ale in several countries like Crystal Pear in Oregon or Prickly Pear Pale Ale by Lewis & Clark

For 4-6 servings

- 450 g / 1 pound puff pastry
- 1 brie cheese, double cream 450 g/ 1 pound
- 1 egg white
- 30 ml / 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 pear Bartlett
- 45 ml / 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 45 ml / 3 Tbsp. Éphémère Poire / or fruity beer
- 60 ml / 4 Tbsp. pecan nuts, coarsely chopped
- 60 ml / 4 Tbsp. dry cranberries (optional)
  1. Preheat over at 210°C / 425°F.
  2. Roll the puff pastry into a large circle.
  3. Place brie cheese in the middle.
  4. Fold pastry over.
  5. Brush pastry sides with egg white and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Cook for 30-35 minutes, until crust is golden. Take out of the oven and let sit for 5 minutes.

The pear

  1. When 10 minutes remain for the baking of the cheese, start preparing the pears.
  2. Cut the pears in half lenthwise and in 3-4 mm slices.
  3. Melt butter in a pan, over medium heat.
  4. Add the pears with 2 tbsp. of maple syrup and 2 tbsp. of beer and mix. Cook for 8 minutes while stirring gently.
  5. Add the pecans and the cranberries and the rest of the syrup and the beer and stir gently. Cook for 2 minutes and remove from heat.


  1. Place the cheese on a plate and pour the mix over the top. Serve immediately.
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With the kind assistance of Unibroue and the photographer Samuel Joubert.

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